Agile Principle 7 – Working Software

Posted on February 10, 2011 by

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The seventh principle of the Agile Manifesto is the simplest and shortest one.  Working software is the primary measure of progress.  That simplicity belies a profound philosophy and modus operandi  That is the outcome trumps the process.

 

This philosophy grates and goes against the grain of conventional wisdom.  Have a problem, add process. Does that problem remain?  Add more process.  Unfortunately that approach tends to drain quality away and loses sight of the end goal – which in software development is working software.

 

Working software is the primary measure of progress.

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